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Overview
Download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to Google Drive, automatically. Emails are saved as PDF and attachments are archived in native formats.
Save Emails is an email backup and archiving tool for Gmail that lets you automatically download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to Google Drive. You can also save email messages in shared Google Drives.

The email threads are converted into high-quality print-ready PDF files while the file attachments are saved to Google Drive in their original native format.

You can use the Gmail archiver to backup important emails, video files, timesheets, photos, Microsoft Office documents, travel receipts, expenses, and other emails easily from Gmail to your Google Drive permanently. The app works with Gmail and GSuite (Google Apps) accounts.

Check the help manual at https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/GA02 to know more about the capabilities of Save Emails addon.

Attorneys have used Save Emails to download and print all email correspondence related to litigations with few clicks. Teachers can download student assignments in respective student folders automatically. Corporate users can save Uber receipts for claiming expenses. Sellers can archive PayPal invoices and payment receipts as PDFs.

The app runs in the background, once every hour, but you also have an option to run the rules manually. Go to Add-ons > Saves Emails and Attachments > Manage Rules and select any rule from the dropdown to download the matching emails.

How to Use Save Emails with Gmail
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To get started with Save Gmail, use the built-in wizard to create a rule and any email messages in Gmail that match this rule will be automatically saved to a specific folder in your Google Drive. You can organize the saved emails in date-based subfolders to avoid cluttering the main folder.

Unlike email automation solutions like IFTTT or Zapier only work on new and incoming messages, the Save Emails add-on can also download old emails to your Google Drive. All the activity is logged inside a Google Spreadsheet for quick search and reference.

For instance, you can have a rule where emails from Expedia and Trip Advisor are automatically saved to the Travel folder in your Google Drive. Or a rule where all emails with "backup" in the subject line are saved to the project folder in Google Drive. If you are running out of space in your Gmail account, you can set up a rule for message size, and all emails with large attachments are saved to Drive.

Download Gmail - Advanced Uses
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You can customize the file names of saved emails and attachments with variables. For instance, you can set the attachment name as {{Sender}} {{Subject}} to include the sender's name and the email subject in the attachment file name.

You can also choose to overwrite files in Google Drive if an attachment with a similar name already exists in the same folder. Google Drive allows you to have multiple files with a similar name in the same folder.

Free vs Premium
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The add-on is free and fully functional. Premium version includes several extract features including:

1. Create an unlimited number of rules for downloading Gmail messages to Google Drive.
2. Emails are saved every 15 minutes while the free edition downloads emails once every hour.
3. Rename PDF files and email attachments based on the email subject, sender or date.
4. Save emails in separate folders based on the email headers.
5. Skip downloading smaller files.
6. Allow or disallow saving of file attachments of specific types.
7. Overwrite existing Google Drive files (useful for keeping a single copy of disk backups)
8. Specify your own custom formats for printing dates in PDF files.
9. Save PDF files in your own Drive folder or a Team Drive folder owned by another user in the organization.
10. Download file attachments and emails in Google Shared Team Drive folders.

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To upgrade to premium, go to Add-ons menu - Save Emails - Upgrade to Premium.

* Help Manual - https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/GA02

* Premium Upgrade - https://digitalinspiration.com/buy?sku=GA02

* Email Support - https://digitalinspiration.support

* Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/JfyfqM5Ww8k

ChangeLog:

October 15, 2020 - Added option to allow / disallow downloading file attachments of specific types.

May 1, 2020 - Skip downloading email tracking pixel images from downloading including Hubspot, MixMax, Yesware, MailChimp, Streak, and SendGrid.
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Meredith Walsh
April 27, 2021
Does this run on ipad views of gmail/google drive?
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Brendan Magill
April 20, 2021
Im a premium user and it will not allow me to connect too GoogleDrive/Gmail. I'm at a loss on how to resolve. Would be nice if someone from Support actually responded.
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Fin.do app
April 21, 2021
i have solved the same problem today. you need to check if you are connected from several gmails at once. log out from all and log in to google drive with the correct one. it might help
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Beth Adams
April 14, 2021
I would love to try it out, but every time I try to use it, I just get an error that it refused to connect. It would be a useful tool if it worked.
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West Linn Congregation
April 10, 2021
I am unable to run a rule on the free install. the only option I see is "Create Rule" as apposed to "Create NEW Rule" as indicated in the tutorial. when I click "Create Rule" I just get a frowny face and a message that Google Drive refused to connect. Please Help! BTW when I tried to Report and issue, it asked for a license key that I don't have since I only got the free version. Thanks.
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Media City Animal Hospital
April 12, 2021
The same issue here!
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Les Entremetteurs
April 8, 2021
I like it and will purchase a license. Now if it could solve one more problem, it would be a life saver. is it possible to have the attachment saved to a folder that matches its name as a rule? for example, the attached file named John.mp4 will be saved to the subfolder John?
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Carol Spiering
April 8, 2021
Love the product, however, I have purchased the domain license for the last few years at $299. Now it says cost is $1950 to renew for a year? Is that correct??
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Carl Arrowsmith
September 28, 2019
Yes us too. He wanted money off us for support on this issue, I suspect this was done on purpose.
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Michael Pietschmann
November 26, 2018
Also having an issue with our enterprise license key and new users, we bought it over a year ago when it was a perpetual license and not annual, but haven't heard back from Amit yet.
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Anastasia Grahn
March 19, 2021
I use this automatically everyday. All invoices get put in their Google Drive folders based on Gmail filters. Priceless
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BM CHANNEL
March 4, 2021
Hii
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Albert Abraham
March 3, 2021
Very nice tool, saves you a lot of time
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Ravinder Kumar
February 26, 2021
Thanks
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